Cyber Security

Safeguard people and
governments in Ontario

Cyber Security

Safeguard people and governments in Ontario

Global Cyber Security Industry

A US $1.5 trillion industry where demand is outpacing supply
The world is undergoing a cyber awakening. Cyber Security is no longer an ‘IT problem’; it’s a business problem. In the ever-expanding digital landscape, the growth of the digital economy has brought with it an alarming rise in digital crime, costing governments and businesses their safety - and trillions of dollars.
Organizations across the globe have responded by spending a staggering US $150 billion on Cyber Security in 2021 alone, followed by a 12.4% growth rate every year. This increase in expenditure underscores the urgent need for robust Cyber Security measures, which appear to be growing exponentially faster than the solutions available.
The total global addressable market has the ability to reach US $1.5 - $2 trillion, but the existing commercial solutions in the Cyber Security industry have achieved considerably low market penetration, between 1-35% only.
The industry is ripe for innovation to bridge the significant gap by addressing the needs of underserved segments, constantly enhancing technology, and simplifying complex processes.

Canadian Cyber Security Industry

4th largest hub for Cyber Security in the world
Not only does Canada serve as a large customer base for Cyber Security solutions, but it is also a hotspot for successful homegrown Cyber Security companies that excel on the global stage. The Canadian Cyber Security industry contributed over US $150 billion to the country's GDP in 2020, spent over CA $347 million in R&D, and generated 29,000 jobs in the Canadian economy.
The Canadian Cyber Security industry has a huge domestic market, accounting for 69% of revenue generation. The remaining 31% comes from Canada's Five Eyes partners (Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States), contributing to approximately CA $1.15 billion in exports.
The country’s Cyber Security industry is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 9.12% from 2023 to 2028, reaching a market value of CA $7.26 billion by 2028.

$3.2B
Cyber Security sector contribution to GDP

$1.15B
annual exports in the Cyber Security sector

29,000 jobs
in Cyber Security

85%
Cyber Security companies are Canadian owned

347M
in R&D funding

90%
of Cyber Security companies are SME’s (less than 250 employees)

Canadian Cyber Security Industry

4th largest hub for Cyber Security in the world
Not only does Canada serve as a large customer base for Cyber Security solutions, but it is also a hotspot for successful homegrown Cyber Security companies that excel on the global stage. The Canadian Cyber Security industry contributed over US $150 billion to the country's GDP in 2020, spent over CA $347 million in R&D, and generated 29,000 jobs in the Canadian economy.
The Canadian Cyber Security industry has a huge domestic market, accounting for 69% of revenue generation. The remaining 31% comes from Canada's Five Eyes partners (Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States), contributing to approximately CA $1.15 billion in exports.
The country’s Cyber Security industry is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 9.12% from 2023 to 2028, reaching a market value of CA $7.26 billion by 2028.

$3.2B
Cyber Security sector contribution to GDP

$1.15B
annual exports in the Cyber Security sector

29,000 jobs
in Cyber Security

85%
Cyber Security companies are Canadian owned

347M
in R&D funding

90%
of Cyber Security companies are SME’s (less than 250 employees)

Why Choose Ontario
For Cyber Security

A forefront authority in Canadian and global Cyber Security
Ontario is a leader in Cyber Security activities in Canada, with a synchronous triad of innovative enterprises, academia, and government working together to safeguard governments and organizations all over the world.
Arctic Wolf, BlackBerry, Crypto4A Technologies, Field Effect, EchoWorx, Tehama, xahive - Ontario has a mix of established pioneers and new-age startups. The province has 335 active Cyber Security companies operating here.
The main areas of Cyber Security within Ontrio are:
  • bundled solutions
  • compliance audits
  • encryption
  • infrastructure solutions
  • penetration testing
  • program development
  • threat monitoring

The main Cyber Security hubs within Ontario are Toronto, Waterloo, and Ottawa.

  • Toronto is the largest technology hub in Canada and the 3rd largest in North America. The city exudes an unparalleled entrepreneurial atmosphere that makes it a magnet for Cyber Security entrepreneurs.
  • Waterloo is the home of Blackberry, and the invention of Elliptic Curve Cryptography already has a rich ecosystem of over 100 companies working in embedded security, cryptography, risk assessment and threat detection.
  • Ottawa is the epicentre of industrial telecommunications research, supplying access to 65 federal research labs, including four directly supporting the country’s communications technology sector.

What makes Ontario so attractive for Cyber Security is the abundance of human capital, with over 65000+ STEM graduates being dispensed out of 47 universities and colleges yearly. The province also currently offers 21 university degree programs, 28 college programs, and 700 courses specifically in Cyber Security.

Some noteworthy academic Cyber Security support systems in Ontario include:

Canada’s trade agreements cover markets valued at over US $50 trillion with 1.7 billion consumers. Canada has free trade agreements with the largest manufacturing markets in the world: the United States (USMCA), the European Union (CETA) and Asia-Pacific (CPTPP).

Your business can access 187 million consumers within a day’s drive of the Greater Toronto Area. Ontario has 4 international and 300 regional airports, 250,000 km of roads and highways, a dozen border crossings and the 6th most internationally connected airport in the world.

Ontario’s Cyber Security Industry Facts

1st

largest Cyber Security
sector in Canada

2nd

largest tech cluster
in North America

700

courses specializing
in Cyber Security

335

active Cyber Security companies

400,000

employees in the ICT sector

65,000

STEM graduates
annually

Ontario’s Cyber Security Industry Facts

1st

largest Cyber Security sector in Canada

2nd

largest tech cluster in North America

700

courses specializing in Cyber Security

335

active Cyber Security companies

400,000

employees in the ICT industry

65,000

STEM graduates annually

Cyber Security Funding, Resources and Organizations

Ontario’s Cyber Security Centre of Excellence helps strengthen Cyber Security across ministries and broader public sector organizations. It helps hospitals, schools, municipalities, corporations, and others understand Cyber Security better.

They host Cyber Security Awareness Month every month in Ontario and also manage Cyber Security Ontario – an online learning platform with a library of articles and videos to empower Ontarians.

Vendors providing Cyber Security products and services can sign up with their Vendor of Record program to make their solutions available to public sector organizations.

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS)

operates under the Federal Government’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) directly supports the Cyber Security sector in Canada. It is a single unified source of expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for Canadian individuals and businesses. Visit Site

was established in 2020 to bolster Canada’s National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure. CFDIR is an exclusive organization that collaborates with leading IT and Cyber Security companies in Canada. Its mission is to fortify the resilience of the country’s critical digital infrastructure, fostering a trusted digital economy for Canadians and a flourishing Cyber Security industry. Visit Site

Cyber Security Companies in Ontario

logo of cyber security company 1password
1Password
4711 Yonge St, 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M2N 6K8, Canada
arctic-wolf-logo
Arctic Wolf
455 Phillip St #100, Waterloo, ON N2L 3X2, Canada
logo of cyber security company blackberry
Blackberry
2200 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON N2K 0A7, Canada
logo of cyber security company crypto4a
Crypto4A Technologies
1550a Laperriere Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7T2, Canada
cryptomill-cybersecurity-solutions-logo
CryptoMill
2 Berkeley St Suite #310, Toronto, ON M5A 4J5, Canada
logo of cyber security company cyderes
Cyderes
180 Duncan Mill Rd, Toronto, ON M3B 1Z6, Canada
echoworx-logo
Echoworx
4101 Yonge St #708, North York, ON M2P 1N6, Canada
esentire-logo
eSentire
451 Phillip St Suite 135, Waterloo, ON N2L 3X2, Canada
logo of cyber security company evolutionq
evolutionQ
180 Columbia St W Unit 2B, Waterloo, ON N2L 3L3, Canada
f8th-logo
F8th
150 King St W Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9, Canada
infosec-global-logo
Infosec Global
2225 Sheppard Ave E ‍, Toronto, ON M2J 5C2, Canada
logo of cyber security company interac
Interac
200 Bay Street, Royal Bank Plaza, North Tower, Suite 2400, Toronto, ON M5J 2J1, Canada
logo of cyber security company isara corporation
ISARA Corporation
560 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 0A9, Canada
logo of cyber security company magnet forensics
Magnet Forensics
2220 University Ave E Suite 300, Waterloo, ON N2K 0A8, Canada
phirelight-logo
Phirelight
293 MacLaren St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0L9, Canada
resolver-logo
Resolver
111 Peter St Suite 804, Toronto, ON M5V 2H1, Canada
secdev-logo
SecDev
240 Shearson Crescent, Cambridge, ON N1T 1J6, Canada
logo of cyber security company securekey technologies
SecureKey Technologies
4101 Yonge St #501, North York, ON M2P 1N6, Canada
security-compass-logo
Security Compass
325 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1, Canada
tehama-logo
Tehama
110 Didsbury Rd, Ottawa, ON K2T 0C2, Canada
xahive-logo
xahive
2451 Braeburn Pl, Ottawa, ON K1B 4M3, Canada
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logo of cyber security company 1password
1Password
4711 Yonge St, 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M2N 6K8, Canada
arctic-wolf-logo
Arctic Wolf
455 Phillip St #100, Waterloo, ON N2L 3X2, Canada
logo of cyber security company blackberry
Blackberry
2200 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON N2K 0A7, Canada
logo of cyber security company crypto4a
Crypto4A Technologies
1550a Laperriere Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7T2, Canada
cryptomill-cybersecurity-solutions-logo
CryptoMill
2 Berkeley St Suite #310, Toronto, ON M5A 4J5, Canada
logo of cyber security company cyderes
Cyderes
180 Duncan Mill Rd, Toronto, ON M3B 1Z6, Canada
echoworx-logo
Echoworx
4101 Yonge St #708, North York, ON M2P 1N6, Canada
esentire-logo
eSentire
451 Phillip St Suite 135, Waterloo, ON N2L 3X2, Canada
logo of cyber security company evolutionq
evolutionQ
180 Columbia St W Unit 2B, Waterloo, ON N2L 3L3, Canada
f8th-logo
F8th
150 King St W Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9, Canada
infosec-global-logo
Infosec Global
2225 Sheppard Ave E ‍, Toronto, ON M2J 5C2, Canada
logo of cyber security company interac
Interac
200 Bay Street, Royal Bank Plaza, North Tower, Suite 2400, Toronto, ON M5J 2J1, Canada
logo of cyber security company isara corporation
ISARA Corporation
560 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 0A9, Canada
logo of cyber security company magnet forensics
Magnet Forensics
2220 University Ave E Suite 300, Waterloo, ON N2K 0A8, Canada
phirelight-logo
Phirelight
293 MacLaren St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0L9, Canada
resolver-logo
Resolver
111 Peter St Suite 804, Toronto, ON M5V 2H1, Canada
secdev-logo
SecDev
240 Shearson Crescent, Cambridge, ON N1T 1J6, Canada
logo of cyber security company securekey technologies
SecureKey Technologies
4101 Yonge St #501, North York, ON M2P 1N6, Canada
security-compass-logo
Security Compass
325 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1, Canada
tehama-logo
Tehama
110 Didsbury Rd, Ottawa, ON K2T 0C2, Canada
xahive-logo
xahive
2451 Braeburn Pl, Ottawa, ON K1B 4M3, Canada
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